China stocks fall as rebound loses momentum; Hong Kong down

martes 29 de marzo de 2016 00:54 GYT

* CSI300 -0.9 pct; SSEC -1.1 pct; HSI -0.3 pct

* China's Big Four banks to report earnings this week

* Commodity sector sags on lower raw material prices

SHANGHAI, March 29 (Reuters) - China stocks sagged on Tuesday morning, as the momentum that pushed the market up more than 10 percent from February lows continues to wane with no stimulus in sight.

Trading volumes remain thin, suggesting that money is not flowing into equities, despite investors recently cutting their exposure to bonds, and also in the wake of real estate curbs in major cities such as Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.9 percent, to 3,141.76 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent, to 2,924.10 points.

"Once bitten, twice shy. Investors burnt by last year's market crash are still too scared to enter the market, which is why we see a trading pattern of quick profit-taking," said Yang Hai, analyst at Kaiyuan Securities Co.

Selling intensified in late morning trading, as the start-up board ChiNext slid more than 2 percent.

The commodities sector fell, led by steelmakers, as a drop in Shanghai steel prices fuelled losses in other raw materials such as iron ore.   Continuación...